Stephen King, Uncategorized

The Divide: Why I think IT Chapter Two nailed it

Spoilers lie in the sewers. So back away from the drain if you haven't seen the film yet.  When I was thirteen, my mom bestowed upon me her battered copy of IT by Stephen King, which she'd owned, and read every year, since 1986. And from that moment on, right through the lonely years of my adolescence, and… Continue reading The Divide: Why I think IT Chapter Two nailed it

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Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Come what may: The Proud Rebel (1958)

If you've been following my blog since last year, you'll know that The Proud Rebel is one of my favourite Alan films. I love it so much that I included it in my Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries of 2018, and so I could not miss the chance to write about it for my blogathon. When… Continue reading Come what may: The Proud Rebel (1958)

Blogathons, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Live by no man’s leave: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992) was one of the first movies I bought with my own money. I bought it quite by chance, a common thing it seems for films I came to love fiercely. Based on James Fenimore Cooper's 1826 novel The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 and the 1936… Continue reading Live by no man’s leave: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Uncategorized

Thunder in the East (1951)

THIS POST IS BY VIRGINIA. I AM POSTING IT HERE BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT HAVE HER OWN BLOG. PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT HERE, BUT EMAIL YOUR THOUGHTS TO HER AT vmhagler@aol.com Thunder in the East is the 21st picture Alan Ladd made in which he is the star.  It came almost exactly halfway through his starring filmography.   It… Continue reading Thunder in the East (1951)

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Lake and Ladd, Uncategorized

Tribute to an Icon

To say what Alan Ladd means to me is almost impossible, but I will try in my own awkward, inadequate way. Alan is a classic film star that I discovered about three years ago, thanks to the You Must Remember This Podcast, which spoke about one of his best film noirs, The Blue Dahlia, co-starring his perfect match,… Continue reading Tribute to an Icon

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Uncategorized

Man in the Net (1959) & 13 West Street (1962)

I AM POSTING THESE TWO ARTICLES ON BEHALF OF VIRGINIA HAGLER WHO DOES NOT HAVE HER OWN BLOG. PLEASE DIRECT ALL COMMENTS TO VIRGINIA ON HER EMAIL ADDRESS vmhagler@aol.com My Take on Man in the Net from VA in CA My Take on Alan Ladd’s films often takes the form of disagreeing with the majority… Continue reading Man in the Net (1959) & 13 West Street (1962)

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Uncategorized

The Big Land (1957)

I am posting this on behalf of VT for the The Man Who Would Be Shane: The Alan Ladd Blogathon. PLEASE DIRECT ALL COMMENTS TO VT ON THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS OF VTDorchester@protonmail.com Hello! I’m VT – a short story writer and Alan Ladd fan without a blog. (Although I do have a twitter account @VtDorch) I… Continue reading The Big Land (1957)